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How do I properly configure my .xinitrc file to start the openbox session manager

I've installed openbox twice - once with Fink, and once with MacPorts. Both installations yield the same result: startx terminates with an error diagnostic from xinit. I have a working .xinitrc for ...
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1answer
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How can we “persuade” fink, port, & brew to coexist in parallel on OSX Mavericks?

We like to use brew, but it doesn't have a lot of gnome toolset formulae, and we can install a gnome-terminal very quickly with FinkCommander. We've built various parts of gnome from scratch, but ...
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which command doesn't work after uninstalling fink

I was trying to install something using homebrew.. so it complained that I had more than one package manager (either macports or fink).. so I followed fink's uninstall instructions which instructed me ...
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1answer
51 views

Macports and Fink - co-exist OK?

I have a Mac with OS 10.6.8 and with Fink currently installed. I would like install Macports and use that as well. Is there any reason I should not do this ? What risks are involved ?
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Install dpkg without Fink or MacPorts on a mac

I don't want to use either of Fink or MacPorts, because I use Homebrew. I need to use dkpg, but it isn't included in Homebrew, and it fails when trying to compile it from source with: $ make make ...
2
votes
1answer
710 views

How can I install bridge-util on Mac OS X?

I want to install the bridge-utils package on my Mac OS X system. How can I do that? I can't find bridge-utils in Fink or MacPorts.
2
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1answer
543 views

perl5.14 OS X - what is the best way manage it?

Im an heavy macports user. Have a lot of ports installed with +perl variants. (and much p5-modules too, and zilion others installed by cpan). Now, I need perl 5.14. (because improved utf8 handling), ...
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Bash completion for commands in Mac OS

How do I get fink and macports to autocomplete program names when typing commands, as in Ubuntu's apt-get? For example when I type sudo port install ca and press tab, I want the terminal to ...
2
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1answer
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Can pkgsrc, Homebrew, Fink, and MacPorts peacefully coexist?

I heard that some people like to use both Fink and Macports since some packages exist in one and not the other. Recently I've had trouble building and running packages like GRASS and Digikam w/ ...
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Homebrew vs Fink vs Macports? [closed]

I am using Fink to install Unix apps on my mac, I just came across Homebrew and saw some good reviews about Homebrew. So, my question is: What package manager do you guys use for Mac? I use Fink ...
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1answer
403 views

How to install fink when behind proxy?

I'm having a Mac computer at work, and the internet connection is through HTTP proxy. I want to install fink (or macports, doesn't really matter), to have all the useful utilities (like mc). I've set ...
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2answers
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Macports, Fink, Hombrew: Background Processes?

If I install a package manager such as Macports, Fink or Homebrew, how does it affect the startup and running of my system? It seems like the answer should be "Not at all when you're not using them" ...
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How to install software packages on a Mac? (MacPorts, Fink, anything better?)

On my Mac OS X machine, how would you recommend I install command line software and other packages? I've been using MacPorts and it always seems quite slow, presumably because it has to compile the ...